We all lose during election time

I can give you a prediction about the next presidential election almost a year before it happens. Ready? The U.S. government will win and America will lose. The status quo will be elected once more. There isn’t a bit of difference between any of the candidates who will end up on the ballot in the […]

Christians should be unafraid to show their ‘signs’

The political season for the presidential election is upon us. The television networks’ news programs are full of political debate coverage, poll data, and interviews with candidates. People line up on either side and endorse candidates publically and those announcements are broadcast nationwide. Soon the networks will be bringing back the red and blue states […]

Gov. Perry good enough in debate debut

Freedom New Mexico Getting to know Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his record was one of the consistent themes of the GOP presidential debate Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. At times, the debate almost felt like an indictment of Lone Star state chief executive, given the questions and challenges directed his way. […]

Ames Straw Poll will jump-start 2012 election

Freedom New Mexico This time of year, most Americans are spending a balmy day at the beach, or heading out on vacation. Not the Republican presidential candidates. They’re frequently swooping into Iowa to campaign for the Aug. 13 Ames Straw Poll. The non-binding event is the first expression by actual voters in America for their […]

Presidential race wide open for hopefuls

Freedom New Mexico No big gaffes, no memorable, “You’re no Jack Kennedy” moments. But, Monday’s Republican presidential debate gave viewers an introduction to the views of each of seven candidates hoping to challenge President Barack Obama next year. The big issue, not surprising, was the economy. The federal budget is $1.6 trillion in the red. […]

CCC board to consider presidential contract

CNJ staff Clovis Community College’s board of trustees will consider a contract for incoming president Becky Rowley during its meeting today. The meeting is set for 8 a.m. today in Room 512. Rowley, CCC’s executive vice president, was chosen as President John Neibling’s successor in April. Neibling announced in February he is retiring in August […]

CCC board to offer presidential contract

CNJ staff The agenda for Clovis Community College board of trustees indicates plans to offer a contract of employment to the next president of the college. The offer is one item on the board’s agenda for a monthly trustees meeting today. The board is working to replace retiring President John Neibling who announced in February […]

Verbal gaffes offer public much insight

Freedom New Mexico If you get a kick out of hearing important people say embarrassing things, March has been a merry month. A National Public Radio executive and a likely presidential candidate let fly with remarks they shouldn’t have, and although both prompted the usual pointing and laughing, the verbal stumbles offered insights into what […]

Editorial: DEA should cease medical marijuana raids

During the presidential campaign President Obama was asked several times what his attitude would be toward federal Drug Enforcement Agency raids on medical marijuana patients and medicine providers. Many believe these raids are calculated to undermine the laws of the 13 states that allow patients with a physician’s recommendation to use marijuana medicinally. On every […]

Despite election outcome, area largely Republican

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer There were no surprises about the results of the Nov. 4 presidential election among political party leaders in eastern New Mexico. While President-Elect Barack Obama won the state, Republican John McCain was a decisive winner in Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties. Curry County Republican Chairman Rube Render said he […]

CHS Student Inauguration Bloggers

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Several Clovis High School students attending the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., with the Close Up program agreed to post blogs and photos. We’ll add more blogs when they arrive. Student Blog: This blog is from Brittany Holt, Rebecca Garcia, Mariah Sparks and Georgina Armstrong. Washington Girls Blog

Majority of residents disappointed with presidential outcome

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Dan Stoddard and his wife Joy watch and listen as Republican presidential candidate John McCain concedes the presidency race and congratulates Barack Obama on Tuesday night at Dakota’s Steakhouse. CNJ staff With news of Barack Obama winning the presidential election and John McCain’s subsequent concession speech Tuesday night, many in […]

Early voting heavy

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Jill Whitehead, center, passes out absentee ballot to board members Monday, to verify that the ballots meet New Mexico qualifications. According to Beni Dampier, Curry County election coordinator, more people cast early votes this year than in 2004. CNJ Staff As the polls open today, officials said about 40 percent […]

Ballot bites

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Voters lined up Saturday at the Clovis Police Department’s Community Sub-station at the North Plains Mall for the last day of early voting. Ballot boxes will open Tuesday at 7 a.m. Compiled by CNJ staff The CNJ polled 20 fifth-graders at James Bickley Elementary School on the presidential election. • […]

U.S. representative campaigning for Obama locally

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Campaign finance needs true reform

Freedom New Mexico Republican presidential candidate John McCain has suggested Democrat Barack Obama’s eye-popping prowess at fundraising may signal the end of the practice, established after Watergate, of having presidential campaigns funded by the taxpayers. Sen. McCain thinks that’s a shame. We think it would be cause for celebration. Sen. Obama announced on Sunday that […]

Oct. 19, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library:Promises to Keep: The Acclaimed Memoir of the Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate by Joe Biden reveals what his 35 years in the Senate has taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government.Man of the People: The Maverick Life and Career of John McCain […]

Resident reactions mixed on McCain campaign suspension

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Residents agree presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain should get to work on a potential solution to the country’s recent economic meltdown. Citizens are divided on whether Sen. McCain should have suspended his campaign to do it. “I think it’s about time for them to both step up […]

Mandates not proper solution for health care

Freedom New Mexico As election time nears, the presidential candidates move toward the political center. This can make the differences between Barack Obama and John McCain seem smaller. But on one issue — health care — the contrasts are stark and indicate the difference between the two candidates: Obama is all about mandates while McCain […]

Focus on finances, not recipes

For your consideration, two thoughts about the presidential election I had when I should have been at the gym: • One of the most common attacks you’ll hear on Barack Obama is that he’ll raise your taxes. So why is he getting attacked for turning down $85 million in taxpayer money? That’s the amount Obama […]